We all know that Donald Trump has a crippling jealousy toward former President Barack Obama, and that’s the primary reason Trump even wants to have a second term. Trump can’t handle the fact that he’ll never measure up to his predecessor, so he launched his re-election campaign the second he started his first term. But just like Trump will likely never see a second term, he also won’t have the amazing partnership that Obama had with his Vice President, Joe Biden.
Trump and VP Mike Pence are barely a team. They’ve contradicted each other on multiple occasions, and after the latest reports about what Trump’s team is thinking about for 2020, things are about to get super awkward between the two.
Apparently, Trump and his advisors are currently considering the removal of Pence from the 2020 ticket. One source said that Pence does not “expand Trump’s coalition”:
He [Pence] doesn’t detract from it, but he doesn’t add anything either.”
Another veteran from Trump’s 2016 campaign said that Trump wasn’t focusing as much as he should for his run in 2020 (no surprise there — Trump isn’t focusing on ANYTHING he should be). The advisor said:
What he needs to do is consider his team for 2020 and make sure it’s in place. He has to have people on his team that are loyal to his agenda.”
This new report falls in line with a report from last month, in which the New York Times stated that Trump was having suspicions about Pence’s loyalty. The NYT said:
Mr. Trump has repeated the question so many times that he has alarmed some of his advisers. The president has not openly suggested dropping Mr. Pence from the ticket and picking another running mate, but the advisers say those kinds of questions usually indicate that he has grown irritated with someone.”
To have this report come out now could be devastating to the Trump administration. Even if Trump manages to finish out his first term and run for re-election, he still has two more years with Pence. Needless to say, this is definitely going to make things very tense in the White House.
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